Sesto E Vecchi

HCMC Office

Sesto has over 35 years of experience practicing law in Vietnam. His expertise includes corporate and commercial law with particular emphasis on foreign investment.

He acts for numerous multinational and mid-size investors, both foreign and Vietnamese. He has written and spoken extensively on Vietnamese legal issues.

He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, was an arbitrator for the Vietnam International Arbitration Center, and a former active duty lieutenant in the US Navy.

Practice Areas

  • Foreign Direct Investment
  • Corporate


  • Wharton School of Finance and Commerce, University of Pennsylvania (BS in Economics)
  • Temple University (LLB)
  • University of Rome (Certificate in International Commercial Law)

Bar Admission

  • New York, NY
  • Washington, DC
  • Pennsylvania, PA


  • Acted successfully for major American soft drinks manufacturers to oppose the imposition of an excise tax;
  • Vietnam counsel for a multinational company accused of violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and work with US counsel on a settlement with the US Department of Justice;
  • Acted for unnamed American chipmaker in its multi-hundred million dollar investment in Vietnam and continues to act on its ongoing corporate issues;
  • Acted for Heineken, the first foreign beer manufacturer in Vietnam, plus several other multinational beer companies, to set up and obtain licenses.


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